Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Mumonkan (13th cent)
Mumon's Verse for Chao-chou's Oak Tree, Case 37
Words cannot express things;
Speech does not convey the spirit.
Swayed by words, one is lost;
Blocked by phrases, one is bewildered.
- Two Zen Classics: Mumonkan & Hekiganroku, p. 110
Translated with commentaries by Katsuki Sekida